I've never looked forward to the holidays being over more than I have since I found out that in January, Ellen Burstyn and Heather Graham will appear in a Lifetime Television remake of the movie based on V. Andrews' awesome teen incest classic Flowers in the Attic. If you're unfamiliar with the story, a woman decides she can't handle the financial burden of her four children after her husband dies, so she takes the kids to the home of her deranged, cruel and psychotically religious mother and locks them in the attic. There, the kids languish, suffer ailing health and try to create some semblance of normality until the inevitable sister-brother fuck scene. Hilarity ensues. Well, sort of.
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After subverting the taboo of murder with "Dexter," a series about a lovable serial killer, Showtime has set its sights on the last nearly universal prohibition -- incest. In the sixth season finale, which aired last night, Debra comes to terms with her amorous feelings toward Dexter, her non-blood brother. The cliffhanger ending: She goes to confess her feelings and happens upon Dexter murdering another serial killer. Dismemberment, disembowelment?
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Classic healthy portrayal of mom-son consensual incest against the background of a pathological patriarchal society in this case, 's France. Thankfully he doesn't kill her but instead contrives his disappearance from his "family's" and "friends'" lives and is last seen getting a permanent lift out of town by a friendly trucker just passing by. Also, to be viewed with very open-minded skepticism, featuring an older Nastassja Kinski, Ryan Philippe, Shirley Knight and friends, exploring what's technically not incest but is treated that way because the title character doesn't know that the only parents he ever knew all the way into early adulthood are his step-parents, of whom his demented, whacked-out Viet Nam veteran step-dad has repeatedly forced him at gunpoint to make love with his step-mom, thereby siring his two sons who, because of the young man's age, he's capable of passing off as his baby brothers 'til circumstances force him to reveal to his outside girlfriend that his "brothers" are his "sons" meaning relying on all he knows, he believes he conceived them by his mom instead of by his step-mom.
What with "Spoils of Babylon," "August: Osage County" and the approaching premiere of Lifetime's update on "Flowers in the Attic," it feels like incest is just really in right now. Although, when it comes to entertainment, familial love is nothing new -- Oedipus was already making out with his mother in the fifth century B. Now, as you wait for the campy yet terrifying greatness that will surely fill this latest version of "Flowers in the Attic," we bring you 13 incestuous couples in preparation of the onslaught of taboo.